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How to Work Better (after Fischli and Weiss) 2003

Ellen Munro (born 1980, Bridge of Allan, Scotland, UK)

How to Work Better (after Fischili and Weiss)
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Copyright: Copyright The Artist; Image courtesy of the Artist

This work was first made for They Had Four Years 2003, Generator Projects, Dundee. The work makes reference to the Dutch artists Bik Van der Pol’s drawing of a hand-written note of Fischili and Weiss’ ’10 Points’, taken from the installation Library Drawings at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds. The sampler was intended to hang on the studio wall as a variation on more homely sampler verse. The brown wool used for the sampler background was the same yard with which the artist and her sister has practiced knitting as children. This explains why the bottom two rows of the work are incomplete. The artist has misread Fischili and Weiss’ ninth rule ‘Be Calm’ as ‘Be Glam’. This commandment is appropriately picked out in blue lurex thread.

Acquisition Details

Acquired from the artist, 2006
Purchased with funds from the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland which was originated and operated 2003-2006 by the Contemporary Art Society and supported by the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council.
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